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Porch Planter Box

  • August 4, 2016

luxsphinx
luxsphinx
luxsphinx
luxsphinx

Built this planter box as an anniversary present for my girlfriend. It is a bit heavier than I would like, so if I ever build another one I would change the wood choices. Overall, the build went pretty easily and it has been wonderful. It is lined with rubber with a drain that goes to the porch gutter to prevent over watering. Storage of tools is underneath and there is a side planter for a small berry bush.

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  • This is a perfect solution for any urban area. What a great idea to integrate storage and a drain system! What wood would you recommend using for anyone thinking about building one of these?
    By RYOBI Nation, on August 17, 2016

  • I used 2x2s for the skeleton, which added unnecessary weight in the end. I would use 1x2s next time and try to find some low cost 1/2" for the decorative framing to further lighten it.
    By luxsphinx, on August 24, 2016

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Porch Planter Box

by luxsphinx
Aug 04, 2016
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Built this planter box as an anniversary present for my girlfriend. It is a bit heavier than I would like, so if I ever build another one I would change the wood choices. Overall, the build went pretty easily and it has been wonderful. It is lined with rubber with a drain that goes to the porch gutter to prevent over watering. Storage of tools is underneath and there is a side planter for a small berry bush.